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  1. Thread: Seattle.

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    I don't see the optical 3 lineup anywhere...
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    I'm not talking about buying a festival pass... Which I assumed he wasn't interested in. I'm talking about the 25 bucks they charge for each Optical show. Decibel is an incredible deal if you have...
  3. Thread: Seattle.

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    The Optical showcases are a pretty severe bummer compared to previous years... the lineups are OK (excluding Ulrich Schnauss and Christopher Willits... barf)... but pricey for what you get. That...
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    Wow... I don't think I've ever actually met anyone that enjoyed their visit to EMP. That place is just silly. Or at least... it was around the time it opened.
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    Georgetown is about as hip as it gets in some respects... Lots of really great warehouses turned into artist studios/lofts. Definitely not a smalltown feel... More industrial district turned hipster...
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    Within Seattle Ballard fits that description. Depending on where you want to go, public transport is tenuous, but you should be able to get wherever with a transfer. Ballard is cheaper than other...
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    I love that park... although I haven't been in a while. It used to be really easy to break into those old aircraft hangers... and people would throw mini raves there all the time... Then it got much...
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    Funny... Magnuson has the highest rape rate of any park in the city (at least it did back in 2006).
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    Maybe I'm selling it short. But my hyperbole isn't off point. People put up with the drawbacks of the suburbs (simply put, they are inefficient in just about every way possible) for financial and...
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    All of the things you listed are not exclusive to Redmond or the Suburbs. But really, I never implied a difference in value, only perception.
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    The only reason a rational person would put up with redmond is because they or their significant other work at Microsoft.

    Or because they buy into the illusion that domesticity thrives in the...
  12. Thread: Seattle.

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    both those things yes. it's a cess pool. like everett only closer. basically 10-15 years ago... people realized that one city close to seattle would explode because of the traffic situations and...
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    Renton is a fuckhole.
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    yeah. I ended up going with some subsidized housing through the school in north berkeley. not the ideal place for me... but it's incredibly reasonable.
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    The hill up around 15th is much nicer. Anything east is totally safe (and where most people live). Anyone that says the hill is dirty is only referring to the corridor or broadway... And it's...
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    totem lake is even worse. there is nothing around there. the nightlife is non existent (other than trashy bars), the food is fast food or chain garbage... It's a typical suburb... If that's your...
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    I paid 1250 for a 2 bedroom on capitol hill when i was there. in greenlake (3 years ago) i paid 450 for a room in a 4 bedroom house. But it was a shithole (i was poor and in school).
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    Seems like a natural shift from Woodinville. I lived on the edge of greenlake for a year and it wasn't really my general preference... But I can't say that I had a bad time. The lake and all the...
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    Ballard - Mellow. Laid back. Lots of people with beards... Great beer and scotch bars. Some good shows in proximity, but nothing like the hill in that regard. Lots of good eats and shopping. Great...
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    the vast majority of the people on I5 near the city don't live in seattle. they work there or go to school there. seattle is probably as progressive and liberal as it's reputation indicates......
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    on the other side of seattle U? kind of a shitty area... a mix of college kids and first hill dregs.
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    sounds golden.
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    Fremont... Everyone wears earthy colors or black. Some shows really suck for dancing in Seattle. Fucking hipsters and their cool restraint...
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    While Dicks might not be the best place... Calling it a ripoff for a 1.30 burger is kind of silly...

    Shorty's is a cool bar. And Linda's is really nice until it gets later, I always end up...
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    No, I'm fucking pissed. I'm sick as hell, and I'm super bummed. Was it good? I dig the new album (not as good as the last, but good).

    As far as places to stay in Seattle that are cheap, the Green...
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    Yes. And if you like bookstores. My favorites are: Art Books Press (in Ballard) and Abraxus (also in Ballard).

    Also, Ballard has an awesome bar called Kings that has Ski ball.
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    My favorite bars on capitol hill are:
    Cha Cha - total hipster joint, but good bartenders and always a packed crowd
    The Hideaway - nice small, lower key place with a lot of cool quirks

    My...
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